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For Passport Applicants

Appointments
This location requires appointments! We are unable to accept walk-ins.

TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT, CLICK HERE!
If you don't see any appointments available on the day you were interested in, send the passport agent an email or give us a call. We can sometimes fit people in on days we are fully booked!


Special Announcements:

UAB Passport Services will be closed on the following dates:
Thursday, February 21st
Friday, February 22nd

Information About Our Facility

As an official U.S. Department of State Passport Acceptance Facility, we are happy to help you apply for your passport or for your child's passport.

UAB Passport Services is open to the public. You do not have to be a UAB student or employee to apply for a U.S. passport at our facility.

If you have any questions that you would like to ask the passport agent, you can email cp1jeff@uab.edu or call 205-975-6357. Emails are preferable as the passport agent is not able to answer the phone during passport appointments.


(The only acceptance facility in Birmingham that accepts walk-ins is the Birmingham Main Post Office located at 351 24TH ST N BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203. However, they are known to have long lines/long wait times.)

 

Location

UAB Passport Services is located at 1400 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233. Our office is inside of the Hill Student Center  in Suite 103, called OneStop.

Parking

Since we are a university located in downtown Birmingham, parking can be difficult at certain times of the day. If you are running late for your appointment due to trouble finding a parking space, you will still be served upon your arrival. There are several parking options listed below.

  • The Hill Student Center large parking lot (entrance on 16th Street South)
  • The Hill Student Center small parking lot (entrance is on 14th Street South)
  • Street parking along 14th Street South
  • Street parking along the north side of the Hill Student Center on 7th Avenue South

 


Hours of Operation

We are open:
Monday          8:30am - 11:00am and 1:30pm- 4:00pm
Tuesday         8:30am - 11:00am and 1:30pm- 4:00pm
Wednesday    8:30am - 11:00am and 1:30pm- 4:00pm
Thursday        8:30am - 11:00am and 1:30pm- 4:00pm
Friday             9:30am - 11:00am and 1:30pm- 4:00pm

 

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What should you bring to your appointment?

 

  1. A personal check or money order payable to U.S. Department of State. Per Department of State rules, this fee must be paid via check or money order. There must be a separate check or money order used for each applicant.The fees are different for adults and minors. For passport purposes, an adult is considered anyone 16 years of age or older. The fees are as follows:
    • For Passport Book (flights and cruises)
      • 6 Week Routine Passport Book - $110 for adults/ $80 for minors 
      • 4 Week Expedited Passport Book- $170 for adults/ $140 for minors
      • 3 Week Express Passport Book- $185.89 for adults/ $155.89 for minors
    • For Passport Card (cruises only and driving into Canada and Mexico)
      • 6 Week Routine Passport Card - $30 for adults/ $15 for minors
      • 4 Week Expedited Passport Book- $90 for adults/ $75 for minors
      • There is no 3 week expedited option for passport cards.

  2. $35 execution fee paid by debit/credit card for each applicant. This fee can be paid online or in person during your appointment. Click here to pay the execution fee online.

  3. Completed Application. Please have your application completed at the time of the appointment. Click here to get the passport application

  4. Proof of U.S. citizenship or nationality- Bring ONE of these documents:
    • Certified U.S. birth certificate (Not a birth extract)
    • U.S. passport (valid or expired)
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
    • Certificate of Citizenship

  5. Proof of identity- Bring ONE of the following. (Items such as passports and certificates cannot serve as both proof of citizenship and identification.)
    • Valid driver's license
    • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport
    • Temporary driver's license with photo 
    • Certificate of Naturalization;
    • Certificate of Citizenship;
    • Government employee ID (city, county, state, or federal)
    • U.S. military or military dependent ID
    • Valid foreign passport
    • Consular ID
    • U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
    • Trusted Traveler IDs (including valid Global Entry, FAST, SENTRI, and NEXUS cards)
    • Enhanced Tribal Cards and Native American tribal photo IDs

  6. Passport Photo- We charge $10.00 for our passport photos. If you would like to bring your own photo, please make sure that you get them taken at a reputable source. You can look over the Department of State's Passport Photo Website for photo requirements.

Requirements for Minors

  • Both parents need to be present at the appointment. The children should also be present.

  • If both parents cannot come, then the missing parent can send in the DS-3053. This form should be filled out and notarized. The missing parent should also send in a copy of the front/back of their license. You will need separate copies for each child. Click here to get get the DS-3053.

  • If only one parent has full custody, then they must provide proof (such as a court order) and the other parent does not have to be involved. You will need a separate copy for each child.

  • If one of the parents is deceased, then you can submit a death certificate. You will need a separate copy for each child.

To see more information about applying for minors, click here. (Si el solicitante es menor de 16 años de edad, haga clic aqui para revisar los requisitos adicionales aplicables a los pasaportes infantiles).
 

Renewing Passports

You can ONLY renew if you can agree to ALL six of the following questions. If you answer NO to any of the following, then you would need to apply for a new passport.
  1. I can submit my most recent U.S. passport book and/or U.S. passport card with this application.
  2. I was at least 16 years old when my most recent U.S. passport book and/or passport card was issued.
  3. My most recent U.S. passport book and/or passport card was issued less than 15 years ago.
  4. My most recent U.S. passport book and/or U.S. passport card has not been lost, stolen, mutilated, or damaged.
  5. My U.S. passport has not been limited from the normal ten-year validity
  6. I use the same name as on my recent U.S. passport book and/or U.S. passport card.  OR I have had my name changed by marriage or court order and can submit proper documents to reflect the change.

If you were able to agree to all the above, here are the directions on how to renew your passport.

Put the following in an envelope:

  1. Form DS-82 completed and signed (I have attached it to this email)
  2. Most recent passport
  3. Passport photo (Please call your local store to see if they take photos before you go there!)
  4. Check or money order for new passport. The check is made out to the U.S. Department of State. If you are mailing multiple renewals, use a separate check for each applicant!
    • $110 for normal 6-weeks
    • $170 for 4-week expedited
    • $185.89 for 3-week expedited
  5. Marriage Certificate or Court Order (If there was a name change.) 

Where should you mail your renewal envelope?

If you are doing the regular (6-week) $110 shipping option, you mail the envelope to:
National Passport Processing Center
P.O. Box 90155
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0155

 
If you are doing the expedited 4-week for $170 or 3-week for $185.89, then you mail the envelope to:
National Passport Processing Center
P.O. Box 90955
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0955
 

Application Status Updates

The Department of State will only provide status information directly to the applicant or to the parent of a minor applicant.  There are two methods to check your passport status, by internet or by phone. It takes about a week after the day you applied for your information to appear in the government system.
 

  • To check your passport status online you must have the applicant’s last name, date of birth, and last four digits of the social security number. Click here to check passport status online

  •  To check your passport status by phone call: 1-877-487-2778

*A certified U.S. birth certificate is acceptable as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship if it includes all of the following: a file date within one year of birth; full name, including given name; the date and place of birth; the registrar's signature; the raised, embossed, impressed, or multicolored authorized seal of the registrar's office; and the full name(s) of the parent(s) of the bearer.  Photocopies and notarized copies are unacceptable. If the birth certificate has birth extract printed at the top, it will not be accepted. The birth certificate must be issued from one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico (issued after June 2010), U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands (since November 4, 1986), American Samoa, or Swains Island.

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